2022 University of the Ryukyus Public Lecture

Okinawan Traditional Karate and Health in Life Culture

〜Pelvic floor muscle exercises for urinary incontinence

This lecture will introduce a health method developed through collaboration between a karate practitioner and a nurse who wants to contribute to the local community by communicating the importance of karate from Okinawa Prefecture, the birthplace of karate. This month's presentation will include basic kata practice by karate practitioners of Shorin-ryu, Uechi-ryu, and Goju-ryu, karate as a health practice for the elderly, the theory and practical philosophy of karate kata, and kata, the basic techniques of karate, and their importance. Karate as a health practice for the elderly. In addition, recommendations for urologic consultation, methods of urinary independence, and demonstration of pelvic garden training as a measure against urinary incontinence by a continence leader nurse who protects health in the field of urology will be presented.

LecturersTomoko Ohwan, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus
Etsuko Tomiyama, Continence Leader, Deputy Chief Nurse, University of the Ryukyus Hospital
Tomonari Owan, Physical Therapist, Asahi Visiting Nurse Station
Minoru Higa, Chairman of Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kyudokan Rengokai, Hanshi Judan
Kohsuke Higa, Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kyudokan Izumisaki Dojo Kancho Renshi 6-dan
Zenjun Shimabukuro International Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Seibukan Karate-do Kyokai
Shimabukuro Zenjun International Okinawa Shorin-ryu Seibukan Karate-do Kyokai
Shimabukuro Zenpo International Okinawa Shorin-ryu Seibukan Karate-do Kyokai
Okinawa Sohonbu President Hanshi Judan
Okinawa Karatedo Kyokai Uechi Ryu Hanshi Judan
Okinawa Prefecture Designated Intangible Cultural Property Holder
Yukinori Yonesato International Okinawa Goju-ryu Karatedo Federation 7th Dan
Yoneichi Uehara Kokusai Okinawa Goju-ryu Karatedo Renmei 8th Dan
Masakazu Kuramoto International Okinawa Goju-ryu Karatedo Federation 8th Dan
Higana Morio Higana International Okinawa Goju-ryu Karatedo Federation Supreme Advisor
Okinawa Prefecture Designated Intangible Cultural Asset Holder
Chairman of Okinawa Traditional Karatedo UNESCO World Heritage Promotion Council
Professor Emeritus, University of the Ryukyus
Director of Karate Promotion Division, Culture, Tourism and Sports Department, Okinawa Prefecture

Admission: Free
Capacity: 99 people
Date and Time: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 13:30-15:30
Japan time
Place Okinawa Karate Kaikan Seminar Room (Zoom streaming will also be available)
Co-sponsors Okinawa Traditional Karate National Intangible Cultural Heritage and UNESCO World Heritage Promotion Council, Japan Continental Association Okinawa Branch

Class Program
1:30 p.m. Congratulatory speech from Director of Okinawa Karate Promotion Division
1:35 p.m. Prevention and Countermeasures for Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
1:45 p.m. Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary independence during hospitalization
2:00 p.m. Basic Movements for Urinary Independence at Home
2:10 p.m. Shorin-Ryu Jien-Naichi-Ken
2:20 p.m. Shorin-Ryu Seisan Wansu (Shorinji Kempo Class)
14:30 Uechi-ryu Sansei-ryu
14:40 Goju-ryu Tensho, Seisan, Kururunfa, Sepai
15:00 Panel Discussion

Registration will be announced at a later date.
Registration will be available in Japanese only.

Topic: Public Lecture "Okinawan Traditional Karate and Health in Life and Culture" Zoom
Time: September 11, 2022 01:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

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